How big is your giraffe mount?

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  1. huntinlabs

    huntinlabs AH Enthusiast

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    The taxidermist is wanting to know what demensions he has to stay in for my giraffe mount. I have no idea how big one normally is and im trying to remember how big he was. The thing that is throwing me off is how wide his chest was and how deep the shoulders go back. So could any of yall help me? Expecially the ones with a giraffe mounted. How wide is the chest and how far back does it go? I have the height down but I dont want to shave to much of his shoulders/chest off and the mount not come out looking right. So what am I realistically looking at for his shoulders and chest?
     

  2. RBurg44

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    Mines at taxidermist now... but he told me it will be approx 11’ tall and a 36” door i should be able to get it through.
     

  3. enysse

    enysse AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    I would not get the height less than 8 feet. And I would make sure it fits through a 36" wide door. It gives you a lot more flexibility. That is what I did with my giraffe, I don't have high ceilings and non hunting people seem to like it.
     

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    Look at the spiral that the Artistry of Wildlife just finished up.

    Stunning......and under 8 ft
     

  5. huntinlabs

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    I unfortunately have to have it at 7ft 10.. I am still active duty and never know where I will end up being
     

  6. enysse

    enysse AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    It's possible, a good taxidermist can do the work. Don't give up hope.
     

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    I just checked mine and it's 36" wide and 8 ft 4" height. As Enysse says above talk to your taxidermist though, i had mine made in order that we could get it into the house ... sure he'll be able to accommodate.

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